Monday, November 18, 2013

Simple Pretzel Toffee Bark

This is a favorite recipe from my latest cookbook, 
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202 recipes for $13.00 (Plus S & H)...the book is full of simple recipes like this one.  Link to page with ordering details at bottom of this post.

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I love this delicious recipe. Use saltines instead of pretzels if you prefer.  The sweet and salty combo is always amazing to me! Only 4 simple ingredients and you're ready to munch...and share, if you must. 

A great idea for gift giving or adding to a holiday tray of goodies. 


SIMPLE PRETZEL (OR SALTINE) TOFFEE BARK 

8 ozs. (or less) mini pretzels, broken into small pieces 
(or about 40 saltine cracker squares)
1 c. butter (2 sticks)
1 c. packed light brown sugar
2 c. (or 12 ozs) bag semisweet chocolate chips
chopped nuts, optional 

Preheat oven to 375. Line a 17" X 11" cookie sheet with foil (nonstick works great).  Cover the bottom of the pan with broken pretzels (or whole saltines); set aside.  In medium saucepan over medium heat, combine butter and sugar. When mixture begins to boil, let it bubble for 3 minutes without stirring.  Immediately pour over pretzels, moving pan from one end to the other while pouring to spread evenly.  (Don't worry if you have some 'bare' places where the toffee hasn't spread.)  Bake for 5 minutes.  Remove from oven and sprinkle chocolate chips over the top.  Let stand for 5 minutes; then spread melted chocolate evenly over top and sprinkle with chopped nuts.  Cool completely and break into pieces. 
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